Permit us briefly to trace our career. We commenced the Liberator without having obtained previously a single subscriber. In the course of the first volume, about 500 subscribers were added to our list: of course, this number was inadequate to our support. It slowly increased, however, during the second and
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1 Ms. April 12, 1834, to W. L. G.
2 May 8, 1834, Lucretia Mott writes to J. McKim: ‘Last week we had the renewed pleasure of a visit from Wm. L. Garrison. He passed several days in the city, addressed the colored people at the Wesleyan and Bethel churches, and would have delivered a public address had he met with more encouragement from our timid Philadelphia friends. He was even discouraged in the desire he felt to say a few words to our young men on the evening of their founding themselves into a society. He was present, but, at the request of one or two, took no part, they thinking the feeling here of opposition to his zeal and ardent measures in the cause was such that it would he rather a disadvantage.’
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